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BDP slams Yogi Adityanath for “Abba Jaan” remark

New Delhi: Stung by All India Muslim Federation (AIMF) Telangana Unit’s President Md. Rahail Ahmed who is also the Chairman of Bahujan Working Committee Chairman of the Bahujan Democratic Party criticized Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, that intellectuals across India say “No one should take BJP and its one way traffic following – Hindu and Muslim hate promoting UP CM Yogi Adityanath seriously”.

The BDP leader said “Jo nafrat kare, woh yogi nahi ban saktha! (What kind of a Saint “Yogi” he propagates hate)”

The comment was in reference to Yogi Adityanath’s widely criticized “Abba Jaan” dig. Better Yogi to behave like a committed Indian first Yogi later, less the alleged chief minister.

Yogi Adityanath has been criticised by many political rivals for his crude swipe at the Samajwadi Party, which lost power to the BJP in 2017.

The Chief Minister had said at a public meeting on Sunday that only “people who say abba jaan (Urdu for father)” were allowed to consume state-subsidised food before 2017 when the Samajwadi was in charge.

“Because then, people who say ‘abba jaan’ used to digest the rations. The rations of Kushinagar used to go to Nepal and Bangladesh. Today, if anybody tries to consume the rations meant for poor people, he will land in jail,” he had said. Dongi Yogi does not remember that Muslims pay 25 per cent tax in Utter Pradesh on par with their counterparts the respected

Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, who was the target of Yogi Adityanath’s comment, said the Chief Minister’s “language has changed” because he realises his government is on its way out.

“The BJP government is set to go. Hence the Chief Minister’s language has changed. UP people want change. People want work done like was happening during the Samajwadi Party regime,” Mr Yadav said today at a press conference.